FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The Foellinger Foundation announced Wednesday a $2.6 million grant to Taylor University to help fund the summer clubhouse program.
The Taylor University summer clubhouse program has operated for 18 years, focusing on K-4th graders. This summer they're expanding from six school locations to seven.
Students in the program will develop relationships and self-confidence, while also working on academic skills during the summer.
"It's an opportunity for them to be in a safe environment, but also to develop some relationship skills, to have some additional socialization. It also is done in an academic environment although not in the typical, perhaps, school fashion," said Cheryl Taylor, president of the Foellinger Foundation.
The summer clubhouse also provides healthy meals, field trips, and aftercare assistance. To date, the Foellinger Foundation has provided $8.9 million to support summer clubhouses.